Actually, no Thailand nursing... it was strictly vacation. I did have a fabulous trip though. We flew into Bangkok for about $860 roundtrip from the states (Expedia.com) and stayed at this place called The Montien, I think the rooms were only $85 a night- and I mean rooms- dining room, bar, 3 balconies, huge huge huge bed. I think we had our own butler-type guy that was checking on us too... anyway... i highly recommend it. Then we took a train to South Thailand (Trang)- this cost about $12 each and took a day and a half. It was a very very local thing to do (the bathroom was a hole in the bottom of the train in a small room). I would not recommend it after Sept 11th. Several times I felt like I was in an old war movie as it was. We traveled from there to a market (awesome- bought lots of dishes and stones) and then onto the resort called Kog Ngai on an island off the coast of Thailand (the movie The Beach was filmed close by). I found my soul again on that island. I had a cottage on the beach (literally 30 steps from the beach). It cost $25 a day because it was air conditioned 12 hours of the day. The food was great- we ate and drank on less than $30 a day. Truly, that is the way to live. The down side was the 4 hours of food poisoning I had- but it was alright overall. Best part- I had stopped in Bangkok on my way to the resort and fitted myself with some clothes. I came back with 4 suits (long skirts, jackets, vests, shirts, pants) made of Thai silk, hand tailored to fit me for $1100. This was all back in 2000 (March). I recommend it- but be aware of the uniqueness of Thailand- porn capital of the world, 50% HIV rate, etc. There were times on the island that I so wanted my son to have gone and experienced those times in the sunshine with the other children from so many other nations there (the resort has about 16 beach cabins)- but the other half of the time, I was so relieved that my 6 yr old was safe at home.